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Synonyms for initiation
ɪˌnɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃənini·ti·a·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. initiation

    The Latin commencement is more formal than the Saxon beginning, as the verb commence, is more formal than begin. Commencement is for the most part restricted to some form of action, while beginning has no restriction, but may be applied to action, state, material, extent, enumeration, or to whatever else may be conceived of as having a first part, point, degree, etc. The letter A is at the beginning (not the commencement) of every alphabet. If we were to speak of the commencement of the Pacific Railroad, we should be understood to refer to the enterprise and its initiatory act; if we were to refer to the roadway we should say "Here is the beginning of the Pacific Railroad." In the great majority of cases begin and beginning are preferable to commence and commencement as the simple, idiomatic English words, always accurate and expressive. "In the beginning was the word," John i, 1. An origin is the point from which something starts or sets out, often involving, and always suggesting causal connection; as, the origin of evil; the origin of a nation, a government, or a family. A source is that which furnishes a first and continuous supply, that which flows forth freely or may be readily recurred to; as, the source of a river; a source of knowledge; a source of inspiration; fertile land is a source (not an origin) of wealth. A rise is thought of as in an action; we say that a lake is the source of a certain river, or that the river takes its rise from the lake. Motley wrote of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Fount, fountain, and spring, in their figurative senses, keep close to their literal meaning. Compare CAUSE.

    See synonyms for END.

    Synonyms:
    arising, beginning, commencement, fount, fountain, inauguration, inception, opening, origin, outset, rise, source, spring, start

Princeton's WordNet

  1. initiation, induction, installationnoun

    a formal entry into an organization or position or office

    "his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"

    Synonyms:
    evocation, foundation, induction, instauration, installing, generalization, creation, elicitation, installation, generalisation, instalment, inductive reasoning, knowledgeability, institution, trigger, inductance, founding, innovation, installment, knowledgeableness, origination, introduction, facility

  2. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationnoun

    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

    "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

    Synonyms:
    cosmos, foundation garment, founding, entry, groundwork, unveiling, instauration, invention, base, substructure, excogitation, introduction, presentation, creative activity, fundament, intro, world, asylum, knowledgeableness, innovation, understructure, foundation, conception, universe, trigger, installation, knowledgeability, foot, existence, first appearance, grounding, design, institution, launching, mental home, origination, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, macrocosm, cornerstone, origin, debut, induction, basis, inception, insertion, establishment, mental hospital, intromission, creation, insane asylum

  3. knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, initiationnoun

    wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge

    "his knowledgeability impressed me"; "his dullness was due to lack of initiation"

    Synonyms:
    trigger, installation, innovation, knowledgeableness, founding, knowledgeability, instauration, creation, institution, foundation, induction, origination, introduction

  4. trigger, induction, initiationnoun

    an act that sets in motion some course of events

    Synonyms:
    elicitation, foundation, induction, evocation, introduction, generalization, creation, installation, generalisation, inductive reasoning, knowledgeability, institution, trigger, inductance, founding, gun trigger, instauration, knowledgeableness, origination, innovation

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. initiationnoun

    Synonyms:
    introduction, admission, entrance

  2. initiationnoun

    Synonyms:
    instruction, indoctrination

  3. initiationnoun

    Synonyms:
    beginning, inauguration

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How to use initiation in a sentence?

  1. Joe Buchman:

    Where the two old parties offer fear, mutual slander and individual self-destruction, Libertarians share our commitment to rigorous financial integrity, peaceful social acceptance and individual personal liberty, now is the time to vote out of love for the principles you know to be true : free agency, self-ownership, non-initiation of aggression and not in reaction to what you fear.

  2. Danu Stinson:

    Very few studies are really looking at this friends-first relationship initiation, despite our observation that it's the most common form of relationship initiation by far.

  3. Julie Quist:

    The Institute for Research and Evaluation conducted a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of programs such as this, out of 60 school-based studies, no credible evidence of effectiveness was found for sustained reductions in teen pregnancy or STDs. There was no evidence of effectiveness for increasing consistent condom use. Failure rates included 88% failure to delay teen sexual initiation and 94% failure to reduce unprotected sex. 12% of these programs found significant negative effects on adolescent sexual health and/or risk behavior.

  4. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit:

    Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. "It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.

  5. Alejandro Mayorkas:

    For the first time ever, our policy explicitly states that a non-citizen's unlawful presence in the United States will not, by itself, be a basis for the initiation of an enforcement action.


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